Dental Lifting – aesthetic rejuvenation of the smile

Dental Lifting

Dental Lifting

Dental lifting is the best way to acquire a youthful, sparkling smile.

Through this modern method of aesthetic dentistry we rejuvenate the appearance of the teeth. By implementing various modern dental techniques, we mask aesthetic flaws that have occurred with  time thus creating a new, more harmonious smile.

Which aesthetic problems can dental lifting correct?

As the name implies, dental lifting improves the smile by eliminating the negative elements that witness advanced age. Dental lifting corrects the aesthetic problems that appear over time, such as: changes in the position of the teeth, damage of the shape, discoloration of the teeth, receding of the gums, disclosure of the yellow looking root of the teeth or discolored carious old restorations.

Which techniques are implemented in dental lifting?

Dental lifting combines various techniques, such as:

  • composite resin veneers,
  • porcelain veneers,
  • all-ceramic crowns,
  • tooth whitening,
  • gingivoplasty,
  • aesthetic orthodontics and
  • aesthetic extraction.

In just a few visits we can correct defects in the color, shape and position of the teeth so that they look white, healthy and straight.

Can we perform dental lifting when already old composite veneers exist?

Older aesthetic veneers often look damaged and discolored after years of function. This is because old technology materials show signs of fatigue. When their aesthetics are no longer satisfactory, we can replace them with direct composite veneers. We usually remove all of the old material, so that we can be sure that every trace of caries and old defective material has been removed.

When we observe the smile from the side view, we correct the smile line, that is, the line that connects the incisal edges of the teeth, so that it is not curved upwards. The ideal is that the line is straight and harmonious.

Is dental lifting a procedure for older individuals or also for younger persons?

Tooth wear occurs naturally over the years. It can also appear due to parafunctions (nocturnal bruxing) or harmful habits at a younger age than expected.

Is dental lifting a procedure for older individuals or also for younger persons?

An example is a common “healthy” detoxification habit of drinking water with lemon, which slowly but irreparably erodes the enamel.

A lot of younger individuals who are chronic bruxers display extremely worn dentition for their age.

Many younger people drink too much soft drinks, which contain sugar and are very acidic. When consuming soft drinks every day for many years, the enamel stains and wears down too quickly and the teeth look old.

 

When performing dental lifting, do we always need to treat all teeth?

In order to have harmony in the shape and color of the teeth, we all those that appear when smiling. In cases where the enamel is in good condition, we prefer aesthetic composite resin veneers. If there are bridges or crowns in the back teeth that are in good condition and have a bright color, we adjust the composite veneers to their shape and color.

A few years ago the materials were not advanced enough, they were not durable enough, nor did they have a wide range of colors.

 

The composite resins of nano- technology we have today have the ability to fully adapt to the colors and texture of the neighboring teeth. We call this physical  property chameleon – effect.

Thanks to the chameleon –effect the novel composite resin materials have very natural appearance.  They fade out on the surface of the enamel and the transition between tooth and material becomes practically invisible.

How does dental lifting restore color harmony?

When we design a smile we choose a bright color and lighten the teeth that have a darker color. When a crown has a dark color or the wrong shape or the cervical part is visible, we correct the shapes of the other teeth and replace the crowns with new technology all-ceramic crowns. In the following case we replaced the old crown on the right central incisor and corrected the shape of the neighboring teeth with composite resin veneers.

Through composite veneers we closed the gaps between the teeth and restored the harmony in the smile.

How many visits does a dental lifting require?

The treatment is preferably performed on a longer visit, during which an average of 8 teeth are been restored aesthetically. The procedure is painless, no anesthesia is required as no grinding of tooth enamel is necessary.

 

Dental lifting corrects any visible asymmetries in a smile.  These are especialy visible when observing the smile line, the imaginary line that connects the incisal edges of the teeth.

The smile  line  can be corrected also from the side view repsectively.

Only on some spots the surface of the enamel is etched in order to obtain good bonding strength between the composite and the tooth.

For some smokers who wish to have a bright smile we give up the idea of dental bleaching right from the beginning. We choose instead dental lifting through composite resin veneers and gingivoplasty so that we can restore the color and shape of the teeth and create a dashing smile.

We can see from the side view how we corrected the smile. We increased the height of the side teeth thus giving them a harmonious shape and color.

 

Aliki M.
"My daughter's wedding was coming up and my teeth looked so worn down. I was in despair. I wouldn’t dare to smile in front of the camera. Thanks to Dr. Olga Papasotiriou and Dental Lifting I finally got the smile I always dreamed of. Now I love seeing my smile on photos! "

Thanks to modern dental aesthetics and dental Lifting, we can turn the biological clock many years back and erase the signs of time from your smile!.

Dental Lifting – conquer time with your smile…